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I am looking for an older brother of my maternal Grandfather, Mr. Sven Kullberg, born in Loshult 1875-06-29. Loshult is a small village in the northern part of the Skåne county , south ofSweden. Most of the siblings in the Kullberg Family are born in this village, Loshult. Some of them emigrated to USA and Canada. Among others Mr. Olof Kullberg, born 1869-06-25. He get married 1892-04-22. Emigrated to the US 1892-07-11 from the harbour of Malmö and was registrated in New York 1892-07-21 according to source Emigration, 1783-1951. Database: Emihamn. Source code: 182:3633:7740. After his military service at artillery group in Krisitanstad town, he changed his surname from Kullberg to Berg, which he used in the US.
In principle all emigrants depart from Gothenburg to US and Canada. Therefore I wonder whether emigrant boats sailed directly from Malmö to New York or eventually sailed via Copenhagen?
I am also looking for Emilia Andreasdotter born in Loshult, Skåne län, Sweden 1867-04-03, before she married Mr. Olof Berg. The reason for my notification of mission person depends on her earlier journey to the US and return back to Sweden because of her fathers death. The next journey was made in 1892.See above. What I know so far is information in Emigranten Populär, 1783-1951 Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951 about Emilia Andreasdotter first travel to the US.
Accessible information is: Destination: Escanaba. Record Date: 5 may 1887. Port of Departure: Malmö. Archive Call Number: 1887:2024:4250. Database: Emihamn.
According to the Parish Church Register of Pjätteryd, Kronoberg County, Sweden, Emilia was leaving Pjätteryd 12 apr 1887. Therefore the Record Date: 5 may 1887 makes sense.
What I really looking for and can´t find information of is the way back to Sweden in 1890. According to the Parish Church Register of Pjätteryd, Kronoberg County, Sweden, Emilia arrived to Pjätteryd 14 sep 1890. In other words emigration records like Port of Departure, Date of Departure. Corresponding information as in the Swedish Emigration Records. But from the US to Sweden.
Is there any information regarding Mr. Olof Berg and Ms Emilia Andreasdotter fate in the US? Especially among genealogists of the Kullberg family?
Hi, I am looking for relatives of my cousin-grandmother Clara Satsch (born Postowsky, SSN 018-18-6817). She was born 1896 in Odessa (Russia), 1939 had arrived to the USA (Boston) from Germany and died in Los Angeles 05/15/1980. She had got a daughter Rosa, which played violin.
Are you as frustrated as me with misspelled and badly garbled names that some ancestors remain hidden for a long time? I've tried a number of times mostly unsuccessful to find some of my missing ancestors. There are times though when I've been successful in finding them despite names I would never have looked for. Some tips I've used for overcoming these names are written down in a blog at http://www.hiddengenealogynuggets.com/genealogyblog/2012/01/geneaology-genology-geanology/. Post your best tip here or at the blog for finding a name which has been badly misspelled or garbled. I would love to hear abiout them as I'm sure others would as well.
It's not just the spelling, it's the hand writing. Hey, I took penmanship at Catholic school decades ago, but there must be an awful lot of different scripts used in different decades and geographic areas. How do I figure those out?
The TV show "Who Do You Think You Are" had a piece with an historian talking with the guest star of the epiosde, who was a black American. The man's name had changed spellings as he went back in time, but it started with "Beau", which generally has French roots and can be easily misspelled or misheard. The historian went out of his way to say that census-takers were racially motivated to deliberately misspell black names. This remark caused a large outcry on some other websites, since many of us have encountered misspellings. Census-takers do not have to meet extraordinary linguistic standards to get that job, and as we go back in time, many more people who answered the door could not read or write. Many may not have had English as their first language, and they may have lived where a different alphabet was used. All those factors point to easy spelling mistakes.